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Esther Ocloo and the founding of Women’s World Banking

April 24, 2017

Google Doodle made Women’s World Banking co-founder Esther Ocloo famous on April 18, 2017. What part did she play in our story?

Going Digital: A roundtable examines innovative and scalable financial services for women

April 17, 2017

A roundtable on how those in the business of financial inclusion can and should proceed to ensure women are part of the digital future.

Agency Banking is Bringing Financial Services to Low-Income Women

April 10, 2017

Agency banking is one of the most promising that can overcome women’s obstacles to financial access.

Have you found your ikigai?

April 3, 2017

Our Management Development Program at NBS Bank (Malawi) helped managers understand their core values and leverage their differences to better work together to serve women.

A helping hand fulfills this microentrepreneur’s dream

March 27, 2017

Supported by Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Catalina built a fried chicken business that supports her family and lets her give back to the community.

Big Data Means Big Opportunity for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

March 20, 2017

We’re working with Diamond Bank and MTN to leverage big data in improving women’s access to digital financial inclusion. It is not without its challenges.

Meet one of Tanzania’s unbanked women: Fatuma

March 13, 2017

You’ve read a dozen stories of women who have empowered themselves through financial inclusion. What about a story about one who has not?

What Can Institutions do to Support Women’s Advancement to the Top Levels of Leadership?

March 6, 2017

We sought to examine the current state of gender-diverse leadership around the world to see just how far the needle has moved and what remains to be done.

Successful microinsurance starts with having the right mindset

February 27, 2017

While microinsurance appears to be moving into the mainstream, it’s focus on client-centricity make success a trickier proposition.

Women are at the heart of sustainable business

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 By Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO Last year, I was invited to be a part of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission which brings together leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor, and international organizations to develop a private sector response to the challenges presented by the Global Goals.  Specifically, the Commission has the “twin aims…


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